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Guide Polishing A Harddrive (Images Fixed)

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Sil3nT, 4 Jan 2004.

  1. Sil3nT

    Sil3nT What's a Dremel?

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    SiL3nT-Hard Drive Polishing​

    Alrite step one , raid the old mans shed to find.

    *Cut and polish Compund
    *Sumkind of Wax
    *Rags

    Step One , Remove all stickers .
    If thier is any sticky stuff left use mineral turps or sugar soap to remove .

    Apply Cutting Compund , to remove grime and tiny scrathes . Apply with a rag .

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    Okay Load your dremel up with the polishing pad and go over the Hardrive in long smooth lines not circles .

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    How I set my hobby tool up (no its not a dremels , does everything a dremel does) .

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    Alrite lets get sum wax polish , apply it by hand by dapping it on .
    Let it dry for 5 minutes , buff it off by hand by making little circles .

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    Alrite it should be looking like this , Apply wax once and remove by buffing .

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    Okay , your done your Harddrive should be looking like this Smile.

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    SEXI!


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    Pretty simple to do but very pleasing .

    Please let me know what you think !
     
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  2. acrimonious

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    Very Nice, i've done this to a HDD before, but i didn't get as result as good as that, maybe i'll have to look into a different type of compound/wax since i used some cheapy stuff that looked like it was made in the 1920's. :thumb:
     
  3. quitchat

    quitchat What's a Dremel?

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    it looks like a mirror :lol:
    but will the shake harm the HDD?
     
  4. acrimonious

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    I think the hard drive itself produces more vibration than a soft polishing attachment for a small-drill/dremel like that.
     
  5. kestrel

    kestrel What's a Dremel?

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    is the top of that drive alu or steel? if its steel do you think it would work for alu too?
     
  6. Hallq16

    Hallq16 What's a Dremel?

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    very nice! at first glance i didnt even notice hdd! :thumb:
     
  7. NOTPENTIUM

    NOTPENTIUM What's a Dremel?

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    Alu would be much easier than steel. Aluminum is softer than steel and therefore easier to "cut down" and polish to a mirror finish. The draw back is that polished aluminum tends to haze over very easily and needs frequent touching up.
     
  8. HQ08-Modder

    HQ08-Modder What's a Dremel?

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    Heh nice, might look mad with my custom built perpsex case.
     
  9. Sil3nT

    Sil3nT What's a Dremel?

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    Let me know how it all works out dude . Good luck with your modding .
     
  10. Morphine

    Morphine weeee!

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    VERY NICE! I might do this with one of my drives.
     
  11. kestrel

    kestrel What's a Dremel?

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    I followed your guide, I used it on certain parts of my case, it works very well.
     
  12. Lord_A

    Lord_A Boom baby!

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    Very nice!

    Just a small caution though :

    Some hard drives have breather holes on the top cover, care should be taken when polishing these!
     
  13. Malvolio

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    So why not just take the top cover off and polish it while it's off? Like, do you really need the top to be on? :eyebrow:
     
  14. dom_

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    yeah and if you take the cover off you can polish the discs inside at the same time!!
    seriously though this will be l33t for my hd before i build up the courage to window her :clap:
     
  15. Znurf

    Znurf What's a Dremel?

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    There is a reason why the air is sterile/100% clean when then produce HDDs...

    Opening the disc, is not good at all, usually when people open them, they crash not long after... I would never remove the cover on any of my discs (if i wanted to use it again afterwards that is)
     
  16. Dragosoft

    Dragosoft What's a Dremel?

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    Hmm i think i must do that polishing too :dremel:
     
  17. djengiz

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    Looks very slick! Does the HDD corrode? I mean does it stay shiny?
     
  18. Fatboy

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    The wax stops the oxide from forming im guessing, so it should stay shiny for ages unless the wax is removed.
     
  19. kplonk

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    If the drive has holes in the top plate, that is no worse then taking the top completely off is it?
     
  20. Fatboy

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    The hol/holes have a filter on them to stop gumpf from getting in so they are not bad, and usually a necessary design feature to stop the drive from failing under the increased internal pressure.
     
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